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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?

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KWM realigns China practice groups after global remuneration shake-up

29-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has rejigged its practice areas as part of a major Chinese shake-up following its partner conference in Shanghai this month.

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China's top 30 firms post strong growth in first ever financial report

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, has revealed almost all of the top 30 enjoyed stellar revenue growth in the past year, despite a stock market crash and slowed economic growth.

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China's third largest firm Zhong Lun adopts new international strategy

22-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Zhong Lun’s partners have decided to launch a new international strategy after months of consultation to remain independent, while its Hong Kong associated firm has officially integrated into the mainland base.

China Briefings

Four copyright disputes in the music industry weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Sep-2015

We continue to read of copyright disputes in the music business and this month is no exception. 

Risks and guarantees: Letters of Guarantee and Chinese investors download subscription

King & Capital 28-Sep-2015

As Chinese investors get more involved in global infrastructure projects, here are some practical pointers on Letters of Guarantee.

The offshore dragon: increasing popularity of international financial centres in China download subscription

Ogier 28-Sep-2015

Using companies incorporated in international financial centres in structuring financial transactions, capital raisings and corporate structures has long been popular in Asia, particularly Hong Kong.

China’s carbon reduction goals download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2015

China has now submitted its carbon emissions reduction goals to the UN.

Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.

Handling tax evasion risk in Hong Kong: new guidance for 2015 download subscription

KPMG 1-Jul-2015

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued new guidance on handling tax evasion risk.

ArbitrAsian innovation: the Asian disputes market and ADR download subscription

20 Essex Street 30-Jun-2015

Arbitral centres in Hong Kong and Singapore have recently updated their rules.

No excuses! Court protects buyers’ right to rely on refund guarantees weblink subscription

Ince & Co 30-Jun-2015

A Dutch ship operating company, SBV, brought claims against a Chinese bank, BOC, for payment under two refund guarantees governed by English law. 

Clause in bill of lading leads to anti-suit injunction weblink subscription

Ince & Co 26-Jun-2015

Confirmation that an English law and jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading was exclusive.

China v UK – a comparison of key employment law principles download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 9-Jun-2015

The issues most likely to affect managers and HR professionals operating internationally.

FIFA allegations: establishing the home turf download subscription

Stewarts Law 8-Jun-2015

While the US authorities have led the way, in the home of football the Serious Fraud Office is “assessing material”.

New free trade zones to encourage investment in China download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-May-2015

China plans new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) for Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian

Record fine in Chinese automotive sector download subscription

Eversheds 18-May-2015

Mercedes-Benz fined $57m for price-fixing.

Global M&A on the up download subscription

KPMG 13-May-2015

…but Brazil is still struggling.

Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 5-May-2015

Luxembourg opens the door to China with approval of R-QFII UCITS funds.